Jewish date: 8 Marḥeshwan 5770 (Parashath Lekh-Lekha).
Today’s holidays: Monday of the Thirtieth Week of Ordinary Time (Roman Catholicism), Commemoration of the Great Earthquake (Greek Orthodox Christianity).
Today’s topic: “Temple Mount Troubles”: Just in case you have not heard about this, the so-called “Palestinians” have been rioting on the Temple Mount over purely fabricated offenses. And this is not the first time they have pulled this stunt. This is attacking Israel over nothing, and no moral system should allow such a thing. Applied morality deals with actual situations. Get the situation wrong, and one is liable to do something unjustified. If this is true when getting the situation wrong is a mistake, how much more so when one deliberately lies about the situation. The fact that the “Palestinians” go to such lengths to fabricate atrocities indicates that they have no real grievance at all, or their grievance is something that many other people will not accept as valid. Either way, the “Palestinians” are wrong.